Community Events

Livestream Q&A: Take Control of Your Cholesterol
Tuesday, Sept. 21, 7 pm

View on Stony Brook Medicine's Facebook page
or YouTube channel.

Send your questions and we will do our best to address them during the discussion.

September is National Cholesterol Education Month, the perfect reminder to take steps to prevent or reduce high cholesterol. Even if you already have cardiovascular disease, it's not too late to lower your risk. Our cardiac experts at Stony Brook University Heart Institute will discuss:
 

Health Screenings
Stony Brook health professionals offer a wide variety of screenings at health fairs and community events throughout Suffolk County. Blood pressure and cholesterol screenings often reveal the early warning signs of heart disease. In addition to these, screenings for prostate cancer, glaucoma, vascular disease, osteoporosis and more are offered on a periodic or regular basis. For more information, call (631) 444-5250.

Vascular Screening
Stony Brook University Hospital, Heart Institute, Level 5 (main level)
101 Nicholls Road, Stony Brook

Are you 60 or older? Are you a current or past smoker? Smoking is the single most important risk factor for vascular disease. Other major risk factors include diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease and a family history of aortic aneurysm. Aneurysms and strokes, common conditions caused by vascular disease, can strike suddenly and without warning. That's why it's best to identify and treat underlying causes before symptoms appear at this free screening. Pre-registration and a brief qualifying interview are required. No walk-ins accepted. Call (631) 444-2041 or email olympia.christoforatos@stonybrookmedicine.edu to register for an upcoming vascular screening.

 

To view a full listing of upcoming events at Stony Brook Medicine, please see our events calendar. 

Everyone can benefit from getting heart smart — learn more about your own heart health today by taking this brief heart health risk assessment. For more information about heart disease risk factor assessment, call the Heart Institute at (631) 44-HEART (444-3278).